His Excellency Dr Mmaduaburochukwu Obiano, the Anambra State governor has issued a fresh directive, cancelling the closure of all food markets and relocating it to other spaces.
A press release by the state government had earlier on Monday announced that from Tuesday, food markets will now operate in new places to enhance social distancing.
But the state Commissioner for information, Mr C.Don Adinuba in another release said the decision has been cancelled.
According to the Hon Commissioner, Foodstuff vendors will now relocate to their original markets as against the previous directive.
“This is because the spaces where the markets were relocated does not allow for social distancing, so the food sellers will now relocate to their original market, but will only hold three times a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It’s just a little policy adjustment,” he said.
“I am directed to inform u that, H.E the Executive Governor of Anambra State has directed that all Markets to be re-opened. All the closed food stuff market in all the LGA’s be re-opened with immediate effect.
“Community leadership are to ensure that, only those who sale food items and essential food items are allowed to open their shops in the market.
“The current arrangement which started yesterday 14/04/2020 be disbanded immediately. It is prohibited to allow any trader to display any other item other than food stuff and essential food items in any market in the state during this period.”
Meanwhile THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent gathered that there were wild jubilation from the masses immediately the information was released.